Shambhala Publications, 2008 - Compassion - 250 pages
Explains how the Buddhist path can help individuals discover the inner joy within themselves, and shares simple Buddhist teachings and suggestions for meditation.
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A very well done book about Metta practice especially the Metta of LovingKindness.I recommend it highly for those who want inspirational as well as instructional reading material. Read full review
A life-changing book. Sometimes the most simple is the most profound. Salzberg's book reflects what the Dalai Lama has said: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Chapter by chapter Salzberg shows through examples and meditations how to experience more compassion, joy, equanimity, forgiveness, and peace. I found myself rereading sections several times, especially as inspired by the day's events.
As I practiced LKM daily, I found it easier to move from anger to love, from envy to sympathetic joy, and even from shame to self-forgiveness. I also found it easier to move into some mindfulness meditations after having the experience of doing LKM. Having phrases to focus on rather than just my breath was a key first step to calming my mind and opening my heart.
I also love the way everything in this book complements what is showing up in the positivity and positivity resonance research of positive psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
9 The Gift of Equanimity
10 The Power of Generosity
11 Living Our Love
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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Sharon Salzberg,Jon Kabat-Zinn
Limited preview - 2004